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Oak Tree Press First Chapter Series, Volumes I - VII: Life and Times of Michael K; Disgrace;...
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Oak Tree Press First Chapter Series, Volumes I - VII: Life and Times of Michael K; Disgrace; Holiday; The Conservationist; Sacred Hunger; The Blind Assassin; The Line of Beauty

by Coetzee, J.M.; Middleton, Stanley; Gordimer, Nadine; Unsworth, Barry; Atwood, Margaret; Hollinghurst, Alan

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Isle of Man: Oak Tree Press, 2006. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Seven volumes, number 60 of 150 deluxe hand-bound copies, quarto size, approx. [294] pp. total, signed by the authors, 6 of 7 volumes with a signed and numbered print from the illustrator. The "First Chapter Series" was launched in 2006, with the publication of Oak Tree Fine Press's first ever book, "The Life and Times of Michael K," illustrated in black and white by South African artist Colbert Mashile. The support of Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee has been vital to the success of the series, and its second volume featured his Booker Prize winning novel of 1999, "Disgrace." Since then, a wide range of authors have collaborated on the series, linked by their shared status as Booker Prize winners, and their mutual interest in contributing to a worthwhile cause through the creation of beautiful and thought provoking book. Each book is comprised of the first chapter of the title, accompanied by an illustration made especially for… Read more
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Observations on Abortion; Containing an Account of the Manner in Which It Takes Place, the Causes...
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Observations on Abortion; Containing an Account of the Manner in Which It Takes Place, the Causes Which Produce It, and the Method of Preventing or Treating It

by Burns, John

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Troy, N.Y.: Printed by Wright, Goodenow, and Stockwell, and Sold by Them at the Rensselaer Bookstore, and by Goodenow and Co. Boston, 1808. First Edition. Leather bound. Very good +. First US Edition, first printing, sixmo size, 151 pp. John Burns, FRS (1775-1850) was internationally known as an authority on abortion and midwifery. At the time this book was published abortion by choice was not legal, and the perspective of the author reflects this in his opening lines: "By abortion is generally understood the expulsion of the contents of the gravid uterus, at a period of gestation so early as to render it impossible for the foetus to live. It is an accident or disease which is very frequent in its occurrence...". While society's views to abortion have changed considerably in the past 200 years (and remains one of the most polarizing topics in society today) this is an early nineteenth-century perspective and gives the most advanced information on the subject available at the time.This work the… Read more
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The Odes and Epodes of Horace, Nine Volumes [with] A Thousand Horatian Quotations
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The Odes and Epodes of Horace, Nine Volumes [with] A Thousand Horatian Quotations

by Horace; Smith, Clement Lawrence (Editor); Metcalf, Henry Aiken

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Boston: Bibliophile Society, 1904. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Ten volumes, complete, no. 63 of 467, octavo size, 1956 total pp., engraved frontispieces signed by the artist in pencil. The Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BCE - 8 BCE), known as Horace in the English-speaking world, penned a prolific amount of verses, often employing iambic metre; this ten-volume set comprises his odes and epodes, with a thorough examination of the text and a bibliography. "A Thousand Horatian Quotations" contains quotes about Horace, categorised as "appreciations", by ancient writers, as well as pithy statements by Horace himself. The title pages are graced with decorative borders by American illustrator Howard Pyle (1853-1911), who illustrated numerous books for young people and started his own school of art, The Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art; Pyle also illustrates the frontispieces in a few of the volumes in this set, which he signed in pencil. A beautifully printed set, with many… Read more
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Of Light and Shade, from the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci; Chapters 118 to 127 from the...
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Of Light and Shade, from the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci; Chapters 118 to 127 from the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci as compiled, translated and edited by Jean Paul Richter in 1883

by Rothchild, Judith (Artist); Richter, Jean Paul (Editor and Translator)

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[Octon, France]: Verdigris, 2009. Limited Edition. Stiff wraps. Fine. Rothchild, Judith. Number 7 of 15, quarto size, unpaginated [40] pp., signed by Judith Rothchild. The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci were compiled, edited and translated by Jean Paul Richter in 1883, they include hundreds of pages of notes written by the mysterious Renaissance master, including sketches, lists of books he read, and financial records. Much of his notes are detailed studies and astute observations of the natural world, including the flight of birds, mechanics, the flow of rivers, architecture, astronomy, anatomy et al. His notes on light and shadow are both scientific and philosophic in nature, beautifully complimented Judith Rothchild's six shadow studies, both the text and prints imply evidence of a curious and vigilant eye. ___DESCRIPTION: Original brown paper portfolio with embossed geometric shapes and inlaid printed title to upper wrapper, lettering in blind to backstrip, housed in an illustrated blue paper… Read more
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Of Time and the River; A Legend of Man's Hunger in His Youth
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Of Time and the River; A Legend of Man's Hunger in His Youth

by Wolfe, Thomas

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. First printing, octavo size, 924 pp., in original dust jacket. Thomas Clayton Wolfe (1900-1938) died tragically young from complications from pneumonia; having already authored four lengthy novels and other assorted works and gained a reputation, one wonders what might have been. His literature had both ardent supporters as well as detractors, with Sinclair Lewis (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature), stating "that Wolfe could well become 'one of the greatest world writers' "; the opposing viewpoint put forth by the literary critic Harold Bloom who penned "There is no possibility for critical dispute about Wolfe's literary merits; he has none whatsoever". Wolfe remains widely read, and his novels give us today a "powerful representation of both the hopes and the failures of America during the New Deal", writing about real people, their struggle and hopes, in the early part of the 20th century.___DESCRIPTION:… Read more
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Old Cronies, A Poetical Miscellany
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Old Cronies, A Poetical Miscellany

by Richardson, Leon J.

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Fairfax, California: Feathered Serpent Press, 1951. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/good. One of 375 copies, octavo size, 92 pp., signed by printer Don Kelley, with a press business card. This is the first book printed by Susan Acker, Don & Marion Kelley at the Feathered Serpent Press, a sweet little book of poems. Don Kelly was the editor of "Pacific Discovery" a magazine published by the Academy of Sciences. He began printing "in his spare time" with the assistance of his wife, Marion, publishing mostly poetry.___DESCRIPTION: Original quarter brown cloth and decorative paper covered boards, plain endpapers, title vignette printed in brown, press device at colophon; Centaur and Libra types, pagination: [i-x] 1-81 [1 colophon], octavo size (7 7/8" x 5 1/4"), limited edition of 375 copies; signed by printer Don Kelley, in the original glassine dust-jacket, with the press business card slipped in.___CONDITION: A near fine copy, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong,… Read more
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The Old Stile Press ...in the Twentieth Century; A Bibliography 1979 - 1999
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The Old Stile Press ...in the Twentieth Century; A Bibliography 1979 - 1999

by Harrop, Dorothy A.; McDowall, Frances and Nicolas; Wakelin, Peter; Davies, Weista Rendah (Binder)

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Monmouthshire: The Old Stile Press, 2000. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 'Archives' Edition, number IX of XV, of a total edition of 1000, quarto size, 136 pp., with a large portfolio containing numerous specimens from the press, "jeu d'esprit" loosely inserted. The special edition of this Bibliography from The Old Stile Press, presented in a grand box, with a fine assortment of press ephemera, including pages or sections of thirty-eight books printed during 1979-1999, fifteen Christmas cards for the years 1979-1999, handmade papers, early advertisements and experiments, and many other small bits of unique press ephemera. A stunning selection of work from this period, accompanying an illustrated bibliography. Special binding was done by Nesta Rendall Davies, a bookbinder with over 25 years' experience running her own bookbinding and conservation business, as well as teaching.____DESCRIPTION: Wrap-around pictorial paper over boards in black and white, gilt lettering on the spine,… Read more
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Omai, First Polynesian Ambassador to England; The True Story of His Voyage There in 1774 with...
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Omai, First Polynesian Ambassador to England; The True Story of His Voyage There in 1774 with Captain Cook; of How He Was Feted by Fanny Burney, Approved by Samuel Johnson, Entertained by Mrs Thrale & Lord Sandwich and Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Clark, Thomas Blake; Reynolds, Joshua (original portrait)

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San Francisco: Colt Press, 1940. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. One of five hundred copies, large octavo size, 119 pp., with prospectus. Mai (ca.1751-1780), was mistakenly known as "Omai" in Britain, and that is how many still think of him today. He was a young Polynesian priest who was brought to England in 1774 on the British ship HMS "Adventure". He was introduced to London high society by the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks, who invited Mai to dine with imminent personages of the day such as the First Lord of the Admiralty Lord Sandwich, the notorious and boisterous Mrs. Thrale, the erudite Fanny Burney and the stubborn skeptic Samuel Johnson. After two years he was returned to Otaheite; this is the story of both his visit and retreat, told by the University of Hawaii professor Thomas Blake Clark, with a reproduction of Omai's portrait which was done by the eminent portraitist of the day, Sir Joshua Reynolds. This is the second book of Jane Grabhorn's Colt Press's "South Sea… Read more
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Ombrie, Terre de saint Francois
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Ombrie, Terre de saint Francois

by Jacquet, Pierre; Roiter, Fulvio (Photographer)

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Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre, 1955. Softcover. Near fine. Roiter, Fulvio. One of 10,000 copies, quarto size, 130 pp., in French. Fulvio Roiter (1926-2016) was an Italian photographer; beginning as a chemist, he committed himself to photography in 1947, documenting various cities in stunning series of black-and-white photographs. During his career, Roiter published about one hundred photography books, including "Ombrie, Terre de saint Francois", which won the second edition of the Prix Nadar, a prestigious annual prize awarded for photography books in France. Roiter's photographs have a gentle poignancy that captures the essence of the people and places he visited.___DESCRIPTION: Pictorial paper wraps with two black-and-white photographs by Fulvio Roiter on the front and back covers, black lettering on the front cover, black and white lettering on the spine, frontispiece a colour photograph of a painting of Saint Francis, black-and-white photographs by Roiter throughout, colophon with… Read more
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On Chesil Beach
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On Chesil Beach

by McEwan, Ian

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London: Jonathan Cape, 2007. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. No. 87 of 100 copies, octavo size, 175 pp., signed by Ian McEwan. Ian McEwan (b. 1948), writer and screenwriter, was given the nickname "Ian Macabre" after writing his first two novels. He was featured by "The Times" in 2008 as one of the 50 greatest British authors since 1945, and has been awarded the Booker Prize (1998, for Amsterdam), the Shakespeare Prize (1999) and the Jerusalem Prize (2011).With exquisite prose, Ian McEwan creates in "On Chesil Beach" a story of lives transformed by a missed gesture or an unspoken word, exploring the devastating effects a lack of action can have on two lives. McEwan's nickname still seems appropriate, not for the death of characters, but for the death of what could have been. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter blue cloth with decorative grey and white paper boards, gilt lettering and ornament on the spine, top edge stained navy blue, dark navy endpapers; octavo size (8" by 5.25"), pagination:… Read more
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On Horseback; A Tour in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, With Notes of Travel in Mexico...
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On Horseback; A Tour in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, With Notes of Travel in Mexico and California

by Warner, Charles Dudley

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. First printing, octavo size, 346 pp. Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) not only was such a close friend with Mark Twain that Twain served as a pall bearer at Dudley's funeral, but he co-authored "The Gilded Age" with Twain, in addition to writing numerous works of his own. This book opens with a humerous story of mounting a horse, and continues with an interesting look at the author's adventures travelling in the south of the 1880s and through parts of Mexico and California during that period. ___DESCRIPTION: Green cloth over boards, title and image of two riders on horseback in black to front board, title in gilt on spine; octavo size (7" by 5"), pagination: [1-3] 4-331, 1-15 publishers ads. ___CONDITION: Better than very good, and could almost be deemed near fine; the binding is clean, the hinges are sound and the textblock is square, the interior is clean and bright, and the only prior owner marking is a tasteful Ex-Libris on… Read more
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On the Campus
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On the Campus

by [University of California, Berkeley, Associated Students]

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[Berkeley, California]: [Associated Students Store], 1924. Wraps. Near Fine. Oblong octavo, 50 pp. The University of California, Berkeley, founded in 1868 is renowned throughout the world; it boasts 91 Nobel laureates, 9 Wolf Prizes, 13 Fields Medals, 23 Turing Awards, 45 macArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, 14 Pulitzer Prizes, 117 Olympic gold medals, and the discovery of 16 chemical elements of the periodic table (N. B. info from Wikipedia). Books about Cal abound, but this softbound collection of 1920s photographs seems unaccountably scarce; included are photographic reproductions of Sather Gate, Sather Tower, The Greek Theatre, University Library, Stephens Union, and more. The title page introduces the book thus: "The University of California campus lies at the foot of the Berkeley hills and overlooks San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate [N.B., this was pre-Golden Gate Bridge]. Ancient oaks and winding paths enhance the beauty of the grounds from which rise the white granite buildings… Read more
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On the Morning of Christ's Nativity; Milton's Hymn
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On the Morning of Christ's Nativity; Milton's Hymn

by Milton, John; Blake, William; Butlin, Martin (Note on the Illustrations)

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Gloucestershire: The Whittington Press & Angscot Productions, 1981. Limited Edition. Full leather. Fine. Blake, William. Special Edition, number VII of XXV, of a total edition of 350, folio size, [37] pp., together with an extra suite of illustrations. "John Milton's (1608-1674) 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity' is significant for its merit alone, though this remarkable poem is also important in the context of the artist's career. His first major work in English, the nativity ode reflects 'his desire to attempt the highest subjects and to take on the role of bardic Poet-Priest' (Barbara Lewalski, Life of John Milton 38)." (n. b., from the web site of Dartmouth University.)William Blake (1757-1827) had illustrated two other works by Milton before this, the third work to be illustrated by Blake for the Rev. Joseph Thomas. It is comprised of six watercolours, being almost literal illustrations of the text, which is that of the first edition of 1645. Blake's incomparable, exquisite and unique… Read more
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Onnalinda, A Romance
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Onnalinda, A Romance

by McNaughton, J[ohn] H[ugh] (1829-1891); Smedley, William T. (Artist); French, Frank (Engraver)

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London: Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co, 1886. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Number 46 of 111 copies, spine stamped "Artists' Proof Edition", folio size, 234 pp. Originally published in 1884 by G.P. Putnam's Sons, "Onnalinda" created a sensation when first released. A contemporary review states "An anonymous romance -- [which] sustains its interest from first to last. Strange to say, the tale is the pleasanter to read for being in metre, and the reader is beguiled past many pitfalls in the shape of 'asides' by the author by the silvery ring of the verse. It is a tale of the forest, of savage chivalry, of mirthful, happy love-making". Published about thirty years after Longfellow's poem "Hiawatha", it continued to feed the fascination of the Victorians for the perceived simplicity of the native American life and culture, while also feeding an interest in their (imagined) history. While "Hiawatha" has, to some degree, survived the past 130+ years, "Onnalinda" has not fared as well. Set… Read more
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Open All Night; New Poems
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Open All Night; New Poems

by Bukowski, Charles

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Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 2000. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. First trade edition of 1000 copies, unnumbered, octavo size, 365 pp. Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) was "a prolific underground writer who used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life and the downtrodden in American society. A cult hero, Bukowski relied on experience, emotion, and imagination in his work, using direct language and violent and sexual imagery" (n.b., from the web site of the Poetry Foundation). As much as he achieved popular acclaim during his lifetime, his reputation and following have only increased after his death.This volume of "New Poems" is the first trade printing of such (there were also lettered and numbered editions); the Black Sparrow Press, whose editor, John Martin, was a friend of Bukowski's, continued to release new publications of his work every few years. ___DESCRIPTION: Black cloth shelfback with paper spine label with blue and red lettering, yellow star… Read more
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Orlando, A Biography
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Orlando, A Biography

by Woolf, Virginia

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London: The Hogarth Press, 1958. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Eighth printing, duodecimo size, 299 pp., in the publisher's dust jacket. Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) needs no introduction, the founder with her husband Leonard of the Hogarth Press and, with her brother's friends, one of the original members of the Bloomsbury Group. Many of her works have remained popular including "A Room of One's Own", "Mrs. Dalloway", "To the Lighthouse", and this work, "Orlando". First published in 1928, "Orlando" is considered "a feminist classic, ...written about extensively by scholars of women's writing and gender and transgender studies" (n.b., per Wiki). It has been said that "Orlando has an unrivaled place in the history of English fiction. Orlando is the most imaginative, indeed fantastical, creation of this legendarily individualistic writer" (n.b., quote from the Arion Press). ___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full green cloth over boards, gilt lettering on the spine, stated eighth impression on the… Read more
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The Orphan:  or, The Unhappy Marriage.  A Tragedy  [bound with]  The Fair Penitent.  A Tragedy....
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The Orphan: or, The Unhappy Marriage. A Tragedy [bound with] The Fair Penitent. A Tragedy. [and with] Mariamne. A Tragedy. [and also with] The Royal Convert. A Tragedy. [and also with] All for Love: Or, the World Well Lost. A Tragedy

by [Otway, Thomas]; Rowe, Nicholas; Fenton, [Elihjah]; and Dryden, [John]

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London: Printed for W. Feales...| Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1735. Leather bound. Very good. Duodecimo size, 455 total pp. This collection of dramatic works includes five tragedies by different authors, bound into one volume, each with its own title page; perhaps the best-remembered is "All for Love, Or, the World Well Lost" by English poet and playwright John Dryden (1631-1700). Made England's first ever Poet Laureate, in 1668; Dryden was a prominent writer of the day and popularised many new forms of poetry as the standard, such as the heroic couplet.The plays bound in this volume offer a creative and diverse view at seventeenth century dramatics, from some of the foremost writers at the time, each representative of the writing style during the English Restoration.___DESCRIPTION: Full brown leather, decorative and ruled borders blind-embossed on the front and rear boards, the spine with five raised bands, gilt rules, and red leather label with gilt lettering, decorative borders blind-embossed on… Read more
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Oscar Weil Letters and Papers
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Oscar Weil Letters and Papers

by Weil, Oscar; Arnstein, Flora J., Elkus, Albert I., and Young, Stewart W. (editors); Lange, Dorothea (frontispiece), Von Schmidt, H. (title page design)

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San Francisco: The Book Club of California [printed by The Grabhorn Press], 1923. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. Lange, Dorothea; H. Von Schmidt. No. 136 of 400, quarto size, 140 pp. A tribute to Oscar Weil (1839-1921), born in New York and educated as a musician. When the Civil War started he enrolled in the Northern cause as a private and by the end of the war he was a Major; however, injuries received during the war meant he could no longer be a violinist. He therefore turned to composing, and settled in San Francisco where he also served as the music critic for the Argonaut newspaper; he was a man much loved by the community, as attested to by this memoir. Frontispiece a tipped-in photograph by Dorothea Lange from a painting of Oscar Weil by Olga M. Ackerman; when this photograph was taken, Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) was living in Berkeley, having recently married the western painter Maynard Dixon. Printed by the Grabhorn Press, the renowned publishers/printers Edwin and Robert… Read more
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Otto in Africa
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Otto in Africa

by William Pène du Bois (Author and Illustrator)

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New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. First printing, quarto size, 38 pp. William Pène du Bois' (1916-1993) demonstrates his expertise in both writing and illustrating in this charming volume; Pène du Bois won the Newbery Medal for "The Twenty-One Balloons" in 1948, and, for books he illustrated, he was the runner-up for the Caldecott Medal twice. Pène du Bois brings a delightful visual interpretation to stories of imaginative, far-off lands, with elements of science mixed with the fantasy.___DESCRIPTION: Full yellow cloth, white decoration in the shape of a sun on the front board, red lettering on the spine, decorative endpapers in blue, white, red and gold, title page in full colour with an illustration of a horn and drum, illustrations on every page, some in full colour, some in yellow and black, by Pène du Bois throughout; quarto size (10" by 7"), pagination: [1-13] 14-35 [36-38]. In a red paper dust jacket with colour illustrations on the front… Read more
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Out of Their League
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Out of Their League

by Meggyesy, Dave

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Berkeley: Ramparts Press, Inc, 1970. Hardcover. Near fine/good +. Octavo size, 263 pp., inscribed by Dave Meggyesy. Dave Meggyesy (b. 1941), a former American football player and coach, was deeply involved in the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), a union for football players; he authored the memoir "Out of Their League", a scathing denunciation of professional football and the treatment of sports in society. As Meggyesy recounts his experiences playing professional football for the St. Louis Cardinals, he discusses racism and drug usage prevelant in the sport, as well as debilitating injuries caused to athletes during games; he writes in the foreword: ". . .I've come to see that football is one of the most dehumanizing experiences a person can face, and in this book I'm going to tell you what's really behind the video game glitter of the game -- the racism and fraud, the unbelievable brutality that affects mind as much as body." The topics in this book are still in the… Read more
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